A MAN who behaved in a threatening or abusive manner towards a woman over several months will be sentenced in December.

Jonathan Williamson of Boonraw Road in Hawick pleaded guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to assaulting the woman, damaging her vehicle and mobile phone and persistently telephoning her at an address in Minto Place, Hawick.

Sentence was deferred on the 22-year-old until December 10 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for background reports including a Caledonian Men's Programme assessment.

Sheriff Peter Paterson told Williamson: "You remain on bail. "If you are back here again, you will end up in jail."